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Swapping to velours is undoubtedly going to alter the sound quality...

For sure but in a good or bad way? Only one way to find out. Besides, it's better than having a pos ear pad rest against your ear and then having to toss the headset into the trash.

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So I bought the astro a30 + mixamp 5.8 right when it came out to replace my TB x41s that broke. The a30s were ok but hurt my ears after long playing sessions. I then bought the Turtle beach hpx, which I have used for the last couple of years.

I have just recently started looking into an upgrade and stumbled across this forum. Originally I was looking at the AD700x ($139 at zzound) but just noticed the q701 is $199 on amazon. Obviously I would need to amp the q701s, which is an additional cost. My question is, is the 701 worth the extra $150 or so more than the 700x? These will be mainly used for gaming, where I play 90% competitive FPS (cod/halo).

Also, can anyone comment on the differences between the hpx and either of the headsets mentioned above? Mainly concerning soundstage and positioning, etc.
Edited by theragekage - 2/9/14 at 3:52pm
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I already tried it with my Xonar Phoebus which has the same DAC as STX (PCM1796) and TPA6120A2 AMP. so I dont completely agree with the "proper amping" argument.  I'm sure 612pro is a great headphone for its current price tag, but the point is 612pro is very unpredictable with some sources.  
Amps.
I liked the MA900, particularly the mids, but the "n" shape of the frequency curve didn't have the sparkle and extension that I associate with hi-fi and I find more exciting (the MA900 sounded more... compressed). Meanwhile the AKG's I've owned have scaled remarkably well, making the difference between a headphone that sounded quite good (MA900) and a phone I craved to listen to.
I have a single-ended Class A Tube amp that I love with my 6DJ8-type tubes, but I think the K612 and higher would be well served with something as simple as a Schiit Vali or a Project Starlight.
Edited by Evshrug - 2/9/14 at 7:33pm
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So, what is the cheapest device that has Dolby Headphone 7.1? I have Dolby Headphone 5.1 already. Asus are terrible at explaining what soundcards have what on their specifications page.

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Does anyone else find that the front left and front right virtual speakers for CMSS-3D and SBX Pro Studio sound as if they are positioned at past 45° rather than 30°?

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After waiting a while ...I finally ended up getting the Creative Sound Blaster ZXR . It looks the best way to go right now 

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So, what is the cheapest device that has Dolby Headphone 7.1? I have Dolby Headphone 5.1 already. Asus are terrible at explaining what soundcards have what on their specifications page.

I guess the Xonar U3. That's what I got.

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You should check this thread at Overclock I made.  It includes the same audio that has been processed by different virtual surround sound software. I'm in the process of copying it to this thread I have made at Head-Fi. Unfortunately, it keeps getting stuck in the spam filter but I want opinions on how each VSS compares to each other.


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I guess the Xonar U3. That's what I got.

 

Is that 5.1 or 7.1?

 

Edit: It is 5.1 not 7.1. I need 7.1 because I already have 5.1 Dolby Headphone.


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Is that 5.1 or 7.1?

Edit: It is 5.1 not 7.1. I need 7.1 because I already have 5.1 Dolby Headphone.

I dunno, it's DH 1-3... Up to 8 channels.
Edited by conquerator2 - 2/10/14 at 9:42am
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Salutations dear Mad Lust Envy!

 

Just ordered a pair of Q701 and wanted to say thanks for all the time and effort you've put into the forums and your brilliant guide :D

 

Can't wait for them to arrive ;)

I'm not ready for them yet though...haha...My Platronics Gamecom 780 broke and I've decided it's about time to upgrade my audio experience to a whole new level ;)

(As a result of that all I have at the moment is my onboard sound card :P)

 

Being new to the whole high sound quality scene I hope I'll manage to get the right gear combo to utilize them correctly :D

(Still rather confused atm :P Sound card vs external DAC, amps and so on...haha..)

 

Anyhow...Thanks again! Stellar job! You're truly a gentleman and a scholar ^^

 

:beerchug:

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Mixamp 5.8 arrived!!!
Will record quick unboxing/setup video in case it might be neat on Youtube, but I'm gonna shower first...
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Mixamp 5.8 arrived!!!
Will record quick unboxing/setup video in case it might be neat on Youtube, but I'm gonna shower first...

 

Gotta be clean to look pretty on camera.

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Gotta be clean to look pretty on camera.
I just wanted to keep hair grease away from new stuff... D'you think I should shave or... le gasp... Put pants on before the video?!
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I just wanted to keep hair grease away from new stuff... D'you think I should shave or... le gasp... Put pants on before the video?!

 

Well you did use 3 exclamation marks, so you sound super excited. Pants may help keep other fluids from getting onto the new gear. Can't be too cautious.

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